Eric Horng
Eric Horng joined ABC 7 Chicago, the city's top-rated news station, as general assignment reporter in August 2010. He has been an integral part of Eyewitness News coverage of numerous stories, including the historic 2011 Chicago blizzard, the November 2013 tornado that devastated Washington, IL., the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup playoff run, and the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship. In 2015, Horng was part of ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning coverage of two major stories: the death of Fox Lake police lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz and the release of video of the police-involved shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Horng came to ABC 7 Chicago with a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation as an ABC News correspondent for "World News," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America," and was also a regular fill-in anchor for early morning programs "World News Now" and "America This Morning."

During his time with ABC News, Horng covered numerous major stories including the 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting, 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, Terri Schiavo legal battle in Florida and the Michael Jackson criminal trial in California. In 2005, Horng filed live reports from Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. On election night in 2008, he filed reports from Chicago's Grant Park, the site of President Obama's victory speech.

Before joining ABC News in 2003, Horng was a correspondent for CNN. He was based in Atlanta from 1998 to 2000 and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2003. At CNN, he reported on several high-profile stories, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Elian Gonzalez custody fight and the Academy Awards.

Horng was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Darien and Northbrook. He is an honors graduate of Glenbrook North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bronze Tablet honors which recognize the top three-percent of college graduating classes. Horng is an avid Chicago sports fan.

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Jussie Smollett court case: Actor takes stand in own defense in alleged fake attack trial
The courtroom was at capacity Monday in anticipation of the former "Empire" actor giving his account on the witness stand.
Illinois COVID cases today: IL reports 8,700 new cases, 14 deaths
Illinois public health officials reported 8,700 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 related deaths Monday.
2 men charged in Calumet Heights shootout that injured Chicago police officer
A Chicago police officer and a suspect were both wounded in a shootout in the Calumet Heights neighborhood Wednesday night, police said.
Illinois COVID cases today: IL reports 7,558 new cases, 36 deaths
Illinois public health officials reported 7,558 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 36 related deaths Friday.
Jussie Smollett trial: Prosecution rests case after star witness testimony from Osundairo brothers
Osundairo, who worked as a stand-in on "Empire," said he and his brother agreed because he felt indebted to Smollett for helping him with his acting career.
Chicago police officer, suspect wounded in Calumet Heights shootout, CPD says
A Chicago police officer and a suspect were both wounded in a shootout in the Calumet Heights neighborhood Wednesday night, police said.
Chicago police officer shot in Calumet Heights, CPD says
Chicago police confirmed an officer was shot in an exchange of gunfire in Calumet Heights Wednesday night.
Jussie Smollett trial: Abimbola Osundairo testifies on his role on alleged hoax attack
Wednesday prosecutors called the first of two brothers who say they were hired by Jussie Smollett to stage his Streeterville attack.
Jussie Smollett trial: CPD officers testify for hours about actor's alleged staged attack
The trial for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett continues Tuesday, with the prosecution bringing a Chicago police officer as its first witness.
Jussie Smollett trial begins nearly 3 years after alleged hoax attack, jury seated
Jussie Smollett's trial began Monday nearly three years after the former "Empire" actor reported he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago.